Coronary Stent Medicare Claims Review Included In HHS OIG 2004 Work Plan
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Inpatient and outpatient Medicare claims involving arterial stent placement will be reviewed by OIG to evaluate whether the devices are being used only when medically necessary, the agency says
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